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St Louis Speeding Tickets: What If I Get A Ticket Related To A Traffic Accident That I Was Involved In?


This can happen quite often. The most frequent kind of ticket that an officer will write if there is an accident is “Following Too Closely”. In other words, had you not been traveling behind the car in front of you (or beside you) so closely, the accident you were in would not have resulted. That is of course debatable, but that seems to be the most frequent kind of St Louis traffic ticket when an accident occurs.

But just because this kind of ticket is issued, it doesn’t mean an attorney can’t fix it!! This is still the type of ticket that can result in points going on your permanent driving record (if you plead guilty to it). “Points” are like little red flags that make it appear as if you are a bad driver. And it is the existence of points on your record that will result in your automobile insurance skyrocketing.

If in fact an accident occurred, the prosecutor will normally not reduce the ticket to a non-moving violation until there is some sort of proof showing that any damage from the accident to the other party’s vehicle has been taken care of. For instance, if a letter from your auto insurance company can be provided (that shows the damage to the other car is being covered), then the prosecutor will usually recommend to the court that the Following Too Close ticket be reduced to a non-moving violation (so that no points are assessed to your record).


The affordable St. Louis speeding ticket attorneys at The Bankruptcy Company, have been helping people with their traffic infractions for over ten (10) years. Our goal is to make sure that the charges leveled against you do not stay on your permanent record, and do any lasting damage. And we want to do all of this at an affordable price. The fees for a typical St. Louis traffic ticket case start at $35. But the initial consultation to discuss your legal issues is free of charge. So contact us today!!

We have one location by appointment only: 4625 Lindell Blvd St. Louis, MO 63108. The initial consultation is free of charge. So contact us today to learn more!!

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